The added stress of doing it all, making it perfect, not enough sleep, too much cheer and a falling off of the things that keep you stable and healthy can send stress levels soaring.
Get curious about when you have flare-ups. Is it a particular time of year? Perhaps when you are overwhelmed. After your investigative work, you may find that there isn’t a pattern at all. On the other hand, you may notice that you feel worse in certain conditions. When you do have information like that, it’s empowering. You can then acquire some tools and techniques that will allow you to move through your day with a little, or a lot, more ease.
I know that when I don’t regularly transform my stress, I don’t do as well – emotionally, mentally and physically. When I take good care of myself, I feel better in big way, small ways and just-right ways.
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